If I just hadn't gone into the acoustic room in Guitar Center, I'd be fine. Stupid me. So yeah, this is an Art & Lutherie of unknown age. I briefly had one of their 12 strings, liked it a lot, couldn't afford it at the time, brought it back. Happened to find this in there used, clearly pretty well loved, plenty of wear on the top. Action is acceptable, but man was this thing LOUD. Loud, clear, articulate without being at all boxy sounding. Then I notice, oh, it's got a preamp, and it sounds adequate. Like, not AMAZING, but adequate, clearly had that piezo overtones to it. And then I saw it was $150. So I own a flattop acoustic. Finally. After only having an old Harmony Broadway archtop for the last 10 years or so. What a world to be in. So this thing is basically a Godin, right? Identical to some Seagull acoustics if I understand it right? It was absolutely better sounding than anything else in that sub-$200 price range, even sub-$300 when you count in the preamp. How much did these things run for new?